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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 12:24 PM

Ferguson Police Tolerate Sexual Harassment of Female Officers: Justice Department

Ferguson Police Tolerate Sexual Harassment of Female Officers: Justice Department

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2015/03/ferguson_police_tolerate_sexual_harassment_of_female_officers_justice_department.php

Buried in footnote No. 61 of the Department of Justice's damning report on the Ferguson Police Department's widespread problems with racial bias, investigators say they also found evidence that the department tolerates sexual harassment of female officers by male officers.

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While the justice department's report focuses on racial bias and diversity in Ferguson, footnote No. 61 explains that it also found troubling patterns of gender bias at the police department. From the report:

"While not the focus of our investigation, the information we reviewed indicated that Ferguson's efforts to retain qualified female and black officers may be compromised by the same biases we saw more broadly in the department. In particular, while the focus of our investigation did not permit us to reach a conclusive finding, we found evidence that (Ferguson Police Department) tolerates sexual harassment by male officers, and has responded poorly to allegations of sexual harassment that have been made by female officers."

The report makes no effort to describe allegations of sexual harassment, but investigators say increasing gender diversity on the force could be "critical" to improving the department overall.

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Reply Ferguson Police Tolerate Sexual Harassment of Female Officers: Justice Department (Original post)
Exhibit A Mar 2015 OP
Faux pas Mar 2015 #1
Exhibit A Mar 2015 #2
Exhibit A Mar 2015 #3
Exhibit A Mar 2015 #4
Xyzse Mar 2015 #6
Exhibit A Mar 2015 #7
Spazito Mar 2015 #5

Response to Exhibit A (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 12:36 PM

1. For some reason, that's

not surprising. Good ol' boys will be good ol' boys.

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 12:41 PM

2. Yep. n/t

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Response to Exhibit A (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 01:35 PM

3. Shameless self-kick. n/t

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Fri Mar 6, 2015, 03:12 PM

4. Pretty discouraging that there is so little interest in this part of the story. n/t

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Response to Exhibit A (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 03:19 PM

6. I'm interested. Thank you for the post.

Just not sure what to say at the moment really.
Sorry about that.

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Response to Xyzse (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 03:25 PM

7. Don't be sorry. :) n/t

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Response to Exhibit A (Original post)

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 03:18 PM

5. This doesn't surprise me at all...

racism and misogyny can often be found hand in hand. It is the abhorrent 'lesser than' culture found in far too many places, imo.

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